Man's aggravated DUI sentence will follow two other prison terms

Man's aggravated DUI sentence will follow two other prison terms

URBANA — A Rantoul man who admitted he was driving drunk in the village about three weeks ago has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Pablo Hernandez, 31, of the 1100 block of Klein Avenue, will have to serve the sentence after two others for which he received prison sentences but failed to appear.

Hernandez pleaded guilty Wednesday before Judge Richard Klaus to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, admitting that on June 27, he drove while intoxicated and wrecked his vehicle in Rantoul.

Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Dornik said Rantoul police had received a report of a black truck driven by a man who left the road and ran over a stop sign, leaving vehicle parts on the road.

About 30 minutes later, officers found a vehicle with front-end damage in the 1000 block of Briarcliff Drive in Rantoul. An unsteady Hernandez was seen getting out. He smelled strongly of alcohol, she said, and mumbled. He failed field sobriety tests.

Officers found open alcohol in his vehicle. Hernandez submitted to a breath test, which put his blood-alcohol content at 0.30 percent — almost four times the limit for a presumption of intoxication for Illinois drivers. Dornik said his license had been revoked.

Hernandez will have to serve the sentence after sentences he received in 2010 for burglary and aggravated driving under the influence. He had been sentenced to four years on each of those but failed to turn himself in when ordered.

Wednesday's sentence puts his total time at 11 years in prison.

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